The Economic Terrorist

Most actions in modern times can be categorized as some type of terrorism, creating a form of overkill for the word. One of the most disgusting and inflammatory acts of terrorism I have been indirectly exposed to was economic terrorism. ...more

Will the Supreme Court Side With Abigail Fisher in Affirmative Action Case?

A young Texan’s displeasure with not getting into her family’s alma mater has opened up a controversial topic that is mired a flurry of emotions, and a mire of contradictions. Many American colleges have a policy to encourage diversity on their campuses, but it is now up to the United States Supreme Court to decide whether affirmative action programs are levelling the playing field for minorities or unfairly punishing whites....more
This will probably be flamed, but I don't think there's much of a chance of a major North ...more

Berkeley Race Baiting Bake Sale Misses the Point

[Update: The race-based bake sale was held as scheduled on Tuesday, along with several counter protests, including a Magical Muffins bake sale with different prices for Muggles and Wizards. --Grace]...more
@Paul Maguire Very interesting perspective from Ireland, Paul! Thanks for stopping by.more

Sonia Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings:Political Theater At Its Finest

If nomination hearings are political theater, then a Supreme Court nomination hearing must rank as Capitol Hill's version of Broadway (or at times, the Met.) In that context, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's star turn ranks as one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in American political history. ...more

 Thanks for the pointer to your post, Nordette, which I enjoyed. The spate of books about the ...more

45 Years Later, the 1964 Civil Rights Act Still Stirs Debate

This past July 2 marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Ciivil Rights Act of 1964, a measure that broke the back of Jim Crow law and laid the groundwork for a generation of legal, policy and education efforts to end discrimination. While the law's initial scope focused on discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion and national origin, it gave impetus to subsequent laws and policies attacking bias on the basis of disability, age, veteran status, and in some states, sexual orientation and gender identity. ...more